IN A FEW WORDS
All that’s Jas is a website dedicated to authentic international food made simple and accessible while preserving their true flavors.
Nothing compares to homemade food. It almost feels like magic when you prepare a delicious meal yourself. It is also THE best way for bonding with family and friends and such an ego booster.
Whether you’re new to cooking or don’t have the time (trust me, we all wish we had more time) my goal is to help you learn a few tricks and skills to create new family favorites that save time and money.
believe know that you can make a tasty meal in about 30 minutes with only a handful of ingredients. The food was a luxury during our civil war and I learned how to make and stretch a meal out of nothing. Now I want to teach you how to make dishes that are wholesome and delicious at the same time. If they taste like cardboard, I’m adding flavor. Food is meant to be enjoyed. I believe moderation is the key to a healthy lifestyle.
So what you’ll find here is a diversity of foods, but you won’t find showy ingredients. No caviar (gross anyways) or food I can’t even pronounce.
Think simple yummy meals made by locals rather than dishes served at five-star restaurants in touristy cities. I’ll skip the $25 vanilla beans and stick with vanilla extract instead. The fanciest thing about my spices is that they’re organic because it’s a healthier option.
Although I love when a meal comes together quickly I also love when I spend half the day in my kitchen to create a delicious dinner for my family. Variety is the spice of life and is healthy for you, too. Be ADVENTUROUS! Try new foods. Life is too short to only have apples and peanut butter & jelly.
Go on a tasting adventure around the world through your own kitchen!
- The Home page always has the latest recipe on top. The top menu bar, aka main menu, is static and will be visible as you’re scrolling down. It comes in handy for quick selections no matter where you are.
In the Recipe Index, you will find different categories and then more categories. For your convenience, I sorted everything neatly like a suitcase ready to travel to foreign lands. By the way, I love packing and especially unpacking suitcases.
And because I’m a multi-faceted person with many interests there is more. Under more, you will find my photography, short stories, lifestyle, and a couple of DIY projects.
Jas is a writer, cook, photographer, and an avid cheesecake lover.
She is a Bosnian expat living in Northern Indiana since the summer of 1998 following a six-year exile in Germany.
Jas grew up in a traditional European family, the kind of family that sits together for big weekend lunches. Those lunches always began with some kind of soup. It isn’t a big lunch unless you begin it with a spoon.
In the early stages of her life, food has never had a central position. It wasn’t until later that she learned to appreciate a good dish. She actually hated eating or helping in the kitchen. Cut the onions; peel the potatoes; stir the pot, etc. were unpopular chores ordered by her mom, who is an excellent cook.
However, that’s how she picked up the basic knowledge for food preparation and a trade of making delectable meals with only a handful of ingredients. The rest came with her curiosity.
Jas is the author of Balkan Comfort Food, a mom and a grandma who absolutely adores her granddaughters, her biggest kitchen helpers. They don’t do the dishes yet but are really good in stirring ingredients and even keeping some of it in the bowl.
Jas shares her home with her husband Rob, a fire investigator by day (and sometimes at night) with a side job of being Jas’ taste tester and with their two furry friends who always compete for that job.
IN A NUTSHELL
World cuisine doesn’t have to be expensive. By simplifying the dishes a little, you CAN get the same great taste for LESS money. I strive to teach you how to make quick and easy meals your family will love.
My promise to you: I will never share anything I don’t trust or haven’t tried myself. If I don’t like a recipe I won’t post it, although tastes are different and I can’t make you love or hate something I do. You just have to try it for yourself. 😉
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BRAGGERY AND AWARDS
Take a look at my cookbook and see what others say about it. If you’d like a signed copy, I’d be happy to personalize it and mail it to you.
Thanks for stopping by and reading about me. I hope you’ll say hello and stick around.
Let’s cook, chat, and create!